Accessible Features When Traveling with My Power Chair

This month, I had the pleasure (yes, shockingly, it was a pleasure) of traveling on a plane with my power chair for the first time! I was outlandishly nervous to do so. For someone who travels for my career, this was so wildly out of my wheelhouse that it came across to me as intimidating.Continue reading “Accessible Features When Traveling with My Power Chair”

We Need More Accessible Transportation for Wheelchair Users

I am a wheelchair user, fighting for accessibility and transportation rights for disabled Americans. I write blogs and create social media posts to showcase living with a disability. I have been an advocate for transportation rights by contacting local politicians. I have many ideas to solve the transportation issues in the United States. Making transportationContinue reading “We Need More Accessible Transportation for Wheelchair Users”

Changes to Transportation Access for People with Disabilities

On July 26th, 2022, we celebrated the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Across the nation, organizations and people with disabilities marked this occasion in a variety of different ways, from community picnics, to hosting grand openings of accessible buildings to making announcements about new policies to help move the Disability CommunityContinue reading “Changes to Transportation Access for People with Disabilities”

What to Do When You Arrive at the Airport

In a previous blog, I shared tips on how to protect your wheelchair when traveling by plane. As much as one can plan and prepare to travel by air, as a wheelchair user the planning doesn’t stop when we get to the airport. In fact, what we do to ease potential travel woes when flyingContinue reading “What to Do When You Arrive at the Airport”

How to Protect Your Power Wheelchair When Traveling by Plane

The world seems to be picking back up again (not that there isn’t still a global pandemic). With that, summer vacationers are eager to get back in the swing of things and head out on planes, trains, and automobiles to make up for memories they may have missed over the past year or so. ForContinue reading “How to Protect Your Power Wheelchair When Traveling by Plane”

My Top Places to Visit in Washington D.C.

Washington, D.C. is one of my favorite cities. I really love the history, the food, and all of the accessible outdoor spaces that D.C. has to offer. I think it’s one place that everyone should visit at least once. If you’re planning a visit to D.C., here’s some of my favorite places that you shouldContinue reading “My Top Places to Visit in Washington D.C.”

Going Viral: Man Fakes Disability and Abuses Accessibility Services

Recently in the news, there has been a story circulating of a man who skipped an airline queue by using a wheelchair and obtaining assistance from staff. The only thing wrong with this is that he was not actually injured or disabled. This man made a TikTok video in which he documented his visit toContinue reading “Going Viral: Man Fakes Disability and Abuses Accessibility Services”

Taking Vacations: It’s Time to Get Away

I grew up in a family that did not take many vacations. We were a family of five living on very limited means, so vacations simply weren’t in the cards for us most of the time. When we could get away, our trips were mostly camping trips within an hour of our home. Now, IContinue reading “Taking Vacations: It’s Time to Get Away”

Air Travel by Persons Who Use Wheelchairs

On Thursday, March 24, 2022, the U.S. Department of Transportation held an all-day virtual public meeting on the subject of air travel by persons who use wheelchairs. Over 600 people attended the meeting. At the meeting, we heard from representatives from the Department of Transportation, including the Secretary himself. We also heard from airline industryContinue reading “Air Travel by Persons Who Use Wheelchairs”

New Policy Restricts Flights for Wheelchair Users

On average, I fly two to three times a year. Within the last six months, it has been difficult to book flights due to the size of my power wheelchair. Due to recent policy changes by the Department of Transportation, airlines are no longer required to accommodate power wheelchairs on smaller aircrafts if the chairContinue reading “New Policy Restricts Flights for Wheelchair Users”